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Astonishing Inti Punku Hike (Sun Gate) in Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Astonishing Inti Punku Hike (Sun Gate)  in Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Astonishing Inti Punku Hike (Sun Gate) in Ollantaytambo – Cusco

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Overview

Inti Punku Hike.

This Ollantaytambo – Inti Punku Hike offers a terrifyng adventure through the stunning landscapes of the Peruvian Andes. Inti Punku means “Gate of the Sun” in Quechua, has historical significance as an ancient ceremonial site and serves as a stunning viewpoint overlooking the Sacred Valley.

This hike provides not just a physical challenge but also a cultural and historical immersion into the heart of the Inca civilization. The trek is a harmonious combination of natural beauty, cultural exploration and historical revelation. It is a testament to the enduring legacy of the Inca civilization and offers hikers an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Peru.

Inti Punku Hike on Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Sacred Inti Punku Hike

 

Highlights

  • Starting Point – Ollantaytambo: The journey commences in Ollantaytambo, a charming town known for its well-preserved Inca ruins. Participants can explore the archaeological site before embarking on the trek, gaining insights into the rich history of the region.
  • Reaching Inti Punku Hike: The Inti Punku is a Original Inca Portal, that is built on the summit of the mountain, with an impressive background of the Veronica Snow Mountain.
  • Inca Terraces and Ruins: Along the ascent, the trail passes through ancient Inca terraces and ruins. These archaeological gems provide hikers with glimpses into the agricultural and architectural prowess of the Inca civilization.
  • Cultural Encounters: The hike offers opportunities to interact with local communities, providing a chance to learn about their traditional farming practices and way of life. This cultural exchange enhances the overall trekking experience.
  • Amazing Views of Machu Picchu: From Inti Punku, hikers are treated to a spectacular view of Machu Picchu. This unique perspective showcases the iconic Inca citadel in all its glory, surrounded by lush greenery and rugged terrain.
  • Return Journey: The descent back to Ollantaytambo allows for reflection on the day’s adventures. Hikers can savor the memories and appreciate the accomplishment of reaching Inti Punku.
  • Feel the fear of reaching the top: At the top of the mountain you will have a breathtaking view; you will feel the terror of appreciating the mountains at this altitude. (View this article)

Trip Details

Exploring Inti Punku on Foot: Trip Insights

  • Hiking Distance: 9 km
  • Max Altitude : 4,000 m.a.s.l.
  • Inti Punku hike length: The hike typically takes a full day, with variations depending on the pace of the group.
  • Fitness Level: Moderate to challenging, suitable for those with a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Best Time to Visit the Inti Punku hike: The dry season (April to October) offers the most favorable weather conditions.

Itinerary

Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Hike to Inti Punku

For this Ollantaytambo Tour, we will start very early because it is located more than 9KM away from the town of Ollanta, at a high altitude of 4,000 m.a.s.l. in the summit of the high mountain range.

This trekking to the Sun Gate of Ollantaytambo, is unique because you will know an attraction almost similar to the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu, but unlike this route has a spectacular view of the incredible snowy, La Veronica which is at an altitude of 5,894 meters above sea level.
In this trekking excursion from Ollantaytambo to Inti Punku, we will also visit the stone quarry of Cachiccata, where there are stones carved at 50%, Cachiccata was the specific place of acquisition of stones for the construction of the same Llaqta and ruins of Ollantaytambo.

For this adventure we have two options of routes:

The Second Route to Intipunku is the beginning by the village of Cachiccata, where we will also visit the Quarries of the Incas; the trekking to the place is 3 hours one way and 2:30 hours of return by the same place.

You decide which of the routes to go and enjoy this sport of trekking to the attraction of the pre-Inca culture that is located at the top of the mountain, with fascinating viewpoints and landscapes of the Sacred Valley.

Included

Group tours and private service.

Whether you wish to travel in our private service or in a group of travelers, we offer both options to suit your preferences. Our experienced guides are fluent in Spanish and English, ensuring that language is never a barrier to your enjoyment and understanding of the places you will visit.

Hotel pick-up for Inti Punk Hike

To make your experience as pleasant as possible, we offer a free hotel pick-up service. This way, you won’t have to navigate unfamiliar streets and will be able to relax and concentrate on the adventure ahead.

Lunch included

During your excursion, you will need sustenance to keep your energy levels high. That’s why we include a delicious lunch in the package. Our lunches are carefully prepared with local ingredients, giving you a taste of authentic Peruvian cuisine.

Entrance fees included on the Inti Punku Hike

Entrance fees to attractions are often a headache, but we take care of everything. Your tour package includes all the necessary entrance fees, saving you time and effort. From archaeological sites to museums, you won’t miss a thing.

Transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and back

Your journey begins with a comfortable transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, where you will embark on your adventure. After a day full of explorations and discoveries, we will take you back to Cusco, ensuring a smooth return.

What To Bring

  • Trekking Shoes for Inti Punku Hike: Sturdy footwear is a esential part of your trekking
  • Comfortable Clothes for Trekking: Dress in layers for comfort and versatility for the Inti Punku Hike.
  • Trekking Poles: Assist in stability and reduce strain on your joints.
  • Cap or Hat: Shield yourself from the sun’s rays.
  • Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from glare and UV radiation.
  • Rain Poncho: Essential during the rainy season in Peru (November to March).
  • Camera: Capture breathtaking Inti Punku Hike moments and stunning landscapes along the way.

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